James Rodriguez is welcome at Atletico Madrid – Koke

The Colombia international has been linked with a move to Real Madrid’s cross-city rivals, with Napoli also chasing his signature Atletico Madrid captain Koke has praised James Rodriguez and insisted that the Real Madrid playmaker would be welcomed at the Wanda Metropolitano. James, 28, is set to leave the Santiago Bernabeu, with Goal having reported that …

Man Utd's Maguire move backed by record scorer Rooney

Manchester City have also been linked with the England defender, who the forward says has improved as a player in recent seasons Harry Maguire would be a good signing for Manchester United if they can lure him from Leicester City, says Wayne Rooney. Maguire is reportedly a target for United, as well as Premier League …

Bale left out of Madrid pre-season squad on doctor's orders, claims Zidane

The Welshman’s big-money move to Jiangsu Suning collapsed over the weekend but his manager says this wasn’t the reason he was missing Gareth Bale did not travel for Real Madrid’s participation in the Audi Cup on doctor’s advice, according to head coach Zinedine Zidane. Madrid suffered their third defeat in four winless pre-season outings at …

Why do Liverpool fans sing Fields of Athenry?

You may have heard the familiar melody of the popular Liverpool song at by Irish sports fans far away from Anfield – here’s why Fields of Anfield Road is a signature song for Liverpool fans to sing both at home at Anfield and on the road, almost as famed as club anthem You’ll Never Walk Alone and a …

'I think he will stay' – Ronaldo tips Neymar to stick with PSG

La Liga champions Barcelona have reportedly tabled a bit in an attempt to re-sign the 27-year-old two years after his departure from Camp Nou Cristiano Ronaldo expects friend and Barcelona target Neymar to stay at Paris Saint-Germain. The Brazil forward has been at the centre of transfer rumours since telling Thomas Tuchel he wanted to …

Manchester United urged to let Pogba leave by Schweinsteiger

The World Cup winner continues to be linked with a move away from Old Trafford having failed to revive his ailing form under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Manchester United should let Paul Pogba leave if he wants to move on, according to former Red Devil Bastian Schweinsteiger. The France World Cup winner continues to be linked …

Lazio to consider Milinkovic-Savic offers amid Man Utd transfer interest

The Serie A club have admitted they will sell their star midfielder for the right price, giving the Red Devils hope of securing the 24-year-old Lazio will consider offers for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, club president Claudio Lotito has confirmed, amid growing transfer links to Manchester United. Midfielder Milinkovic-Savic reportedly has a verbal agreement to join Premier League giants Man Utd, …

Lukaku offer 'fair and important', insists frustrated Inter chief Marotta

The Nerazzurri chief has confirmed his club made what he considers a reasonable offer for the Red Devils frontman Inter’s offer for Romelu Lukaku was “fair and important,” and they will not be forced into overpaying for the Manchester United striker, according to the Serie A side’s CEO Giuseppe Marotta. Lukaku has looked destined for …

From the streets to pro baller in Netherlands via Chelsea: the story of Darius Johnson

The skilful teenager has taken an unusual path to get out of the football cages of London and into a professional club Chelsea’s transfer ban may have scuppered Darius Johnson’s prospects of a contract at Stamford Bridge, but the teenager is now aiming to grasp his chance in Netherlands after previously being on the brink …

Inside the managerial mind of Man Utd legend Van Nistelrooy

The former striker is currently in charge of PSV Under-19s and provides a unique insight into his managerial philosophy After a massively successful playing career that saw him shine for PSV, Manchester United and Real Madrid among others, Ruud van Nistelrooy is now looking to make his mark on the game in a different role.  Having worked with managerial …